Johannesburg: South Africa’s elite police unit on Wednesday arrested three people as they raided the posh home of India-born Guptas, a controversial business family linked to embattled President Jacob Zuma, who is under pressure to quit.
According to a statement released by the Hawks — the police’s elite high-priority crimes unit — the raids were carried out at the home of the Gupta family in the plush suburb of Saxonwold here in connection with the Vrede farm investigation.
Three people were arrested during the raid, with two more expected to surrender.
According to local media reports, one of those arrested was a Gupta family member.
The embattled Gupta family own a range of business interests in South Africa, including computing, mining, air travel, energy, technology and media.